Legacy is a book that forces you to introspect
Posted on: 08:46 PM IST May 01, 2013
The relationship between a parent and a child cannot be explained in words. It is much more than that. A parent is a child's first friend, teacher, guide and motivator. At times, we think that the upbringing of children of rich and successful people is far different from that of a common man's child. Well, Legacy by Sudha Menon successfully breaks this myth, at least for me, it did.Legacy is one of those books that you will read again and again. It inspires you and forces you to introspect and see what things from a very different perspective. The book features letters from 18 eminent parents to their daughters about life and various things.
I had read a couple of reviews about the book and wanted to read it. What intrigued me was the fact that its prominent writers writing for their daughters. With out present time, I think some gender sensitivity is required towards our kids. I wanted to know what is it that parents belonging to different walks of life, would like to tell their daughters if they could write a note to them. This book has been a wonderful read, something that will stay with me for a long time to come.
You will be hooked to this book from the beginning and at times you would close it and reflect upon what you just read. It moves that part of your heart that is filled with empathy, compassion and love for your parents and also teaches you a very important fact of life, which is, your children become what you want them to be.
Ajay Piramal, Amit Chandra, Capt. Gopinath, Chanda Kocchar, Deep Anand, Ganesh Natrajan, Jatin Das, Kishore Biyani, K.V. Kamath, Mallika Sarabhai, Narayana Murthy, Pradeep Bhargava, Prakash Padukone, P.P. Chhabria, Renuka Ramnath, Sanjeev Kapoor, Shaheen Mistry and Zia Mody, all these parents have shared their letters written by them for their daughters telling them how they lead their lives and how would they like their daughter to live their lives.
Also, what I liked about the book is the introduction about the person given at the beginning of each section, his/her achievements and a glimpse about the person's life. Also, the book opens with an introduction by Kiran Majumdar Shaw with a letter addressed to her parents which sets the mood of the reader for the book instantly.
This is one book that I highly recommend to everyone for the kind of thought process it generates and also, this book is for keeps and you would love going back to it again and again.
Book Source: Publisher; Publisher: Random House India; Genre: Non-Fiction